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#VetResources is a weekly newsletter for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.

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Donate Blood to Help Critical Shortage, Receive $10 Amazon Gift Card

The American Red Cross needs more people to donate blood to recover from its worst blood crisis in more than a decade. Donors are eligible to receive a $10 Amazon gift card.


Upcoming Events

Feb 15, 3-4 p.m. - Stress Solutions
Feb 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Creating Calm In Stressful Times
Feb 16, 12-1 p.m. - Wellness Wednesday Financial Education: Student Loans
Feb 16, 1-2 p.m. - Artificial Intelligence: How Algorithms Improve Veterans Lives
Feb 16, 1-2 p.m. - National Cemetery Administration: Pre-Eligibility and Burial Benefits
Feb 16, 2-3 p.m. - Veteran Get Hired Workshop
Feb 16, 3-4 p.m. - Wellness Wednesday Financial Education: Student Loans


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Shop Big Game Savings at Your Local Commissary

Your Commissary is here to help with everything from ingredients for those favorite recipes to party platters, plus special savings off already low prices. Veterans with a 0% or more disability rating are eligible to shop at defense commissaries worldwide.


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Can Veterans Use Marijuana

Will a Veteran lose their VA benefits if they use marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes? Learn about VA’s most important policies regarding marijuana use and find additional resources that answer all your questions.


ICARE Awards

Recognize VA’s Health Care Heroes

Have you encountered a VA employee doing something noteworthy, in words or action, and making a positive difference to the Veterans we serve? If so, recognize these heroes by nominating them for an I CARE Award.


Hear how these Veterans opened up to their loved ones and found mental health support, together

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Connect with Fellow Women Veterans, Learn About Available Veteran and Women-centered Health Care Resources

It’s never too late to enroll in VA health care services. If you’re looking for women-centered health care, sign up for the VA Women’s Health Reengagement Training (heaRT) to gain a better understanding of how VA can support your health care needs.


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Setting an Intention from the Heart

The mind-body connection is very powerful, and research shows mind-body approaches can be used as part of a personal treatment plan for many physical health conditions.


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Wildland Firefighting, Filing a VA Claim, & VA’s Hidden History

Check out The BLUF and learn how you can become a wildland firefighter, resources for filing a VA Claim, and where you can find out more about VA’s hidden history. 


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Borne the Battle: Rifle Drill to Red Carpet Interviews

“Adapt and overcome!” Marine Veteran Elysa Acosta-Millan discusses her service experience and her transition into journalism. She also talks about the advantage of Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS), a program common to several military branches that allows reservists to serve in temporary positions while receiving all the benefits of active duty, including time accumulated toward retirement.




Veteran Jobs

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Win $100 Gift Card by Answering the Following Questions:

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Post a free job to RallyPoint's community consisting of nearly 2 million Veterans, spouses, caregivers and survivors.


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